Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer


Find a quiet place and time each day

Ask God to help you understand His Word

Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

Pray about what you’ve read for others

Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.

Services

Church of lreland Organ Scholarship
A scholarship to give free tuition to train up organists is being offered by the Church of Ireland. This is open to all ages and no previous experience of playing organ is necessary. Further details from Rector.

Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

Men's Society Notes for your Diary

Monday 2nd October:

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Speaker: Rev. E. J. Coulter

Sunday 22nd October:

Annual Church Evening Sen/ice

Friday 17th November:

Annual Quiz




10.45 a.m.

Morning Prayer & Sunday School  Preacher. Rector


12.00 noon

Harvest Service & Lunch.  Preacher. Rector

Hilden Centre

6.30 p.m.

Mens Society Service & Holy Communion. Preacher. Rector        




Sunday 22nd October 2017

THANK GOD for

 the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre

God’s generous provision for the ministry

 

PRAY for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound - those who visit them

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath

Lambeg Parish Bible Study

Monday: Read Psalm 127. This is a Psalm of King Solomon, son of David.   It speaks about living a rewarding life in God.  We face stress in the daily routine of life, in society, the workplace and family life. Praise God that he gives us blessing in each of these.  


Tuesday: Read Psalm 127. In the Old Testament, the believer could expect God’s blessings to be seen in a growing family and income.  In the New Testament, God’s blessings don’t come in this way, but through Jesus. Praise God we belong to his growing family.


Wednesday: Read Psalm 127:1-2.  Three times, believers are reminded that to build a family, a sense of security, and work without God is in vain.  We must build God into our daily lives.  Pray that folk in our country, town, and parish will build Christ into their daily lives.


Thursday:  Read Psalm 127:3-5.  Even though we cannot expect the same rewards for faithfulness that the OT believers received, yet there are spiritual rewards as we build Christ into our lives.  There is spiritual growth and fruitfulness.  Pray for growth in our spiritual life.


Friday: Read Psalm 127.  As the Old Testament believers sang this Psalm on their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, they knew that God would bless them.  In our walk with God, on the way to the heavenly Jerusalem, praise God for his many blessings along the way.

 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion

 10.45 a.m. Morning Prayer

  & Sunday School

  

12.00 noon Service of the Word  Hilden Centre

  & Sunday School

   

 6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Sunday  29th October 2017

Monday

7.45 p.m

Bowling Club

Church Hall

Tuesday

10.00 a.m.
7.30 p.m.

Parents & Toddlers
Unlabelled (8yrs +)
House Groups

Hilden Centre
Hilden Centre

Wednesday

9.30 a.m.
7.00 p.m.

Work Party
Girls Brigade
Juniors 5 to 7 yrs - 7.00 p.m  to 8.30 p.m.
Seniors 8 to 10 yrs - 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Brigadiers 11 Plus 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Church Halls

Thursday

10.00 a.m.
 
7.30 p.m.

Open House
 No Church Lads Brigade
Choir Practise

Hilden Centre

Choir Robing Room

Friday

 



Saturday

10.30 a.m.

Girls Brigade  (Under 5s & Explorers)

Church Halls

Activities for Week commencing 23rd October 2017

Harvest Services

Sunday October 15th.
10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.
Guest Speaker. Rev David Luckman

Harvest at the Hilden Centre
Sunday October 22nd
12.00 noon
Followed by Harvest Lunch

During the month of October, as part of a special harvest outreach, Lambeg Parish is supporting Church Army’s ‘Baby Basics’ programmes for new, single mothers on the Shankill Road.  A list of ‘Baby Basics’ is available.  Please leave all donations at the back of the church in the box provided.

GIFT AID

Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report

Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

Help with Cleaning up Church after Harvest. Please note that we will need help in clearing up the church on Monday morning and with distributing some items.  Please speak to church warders, or Leslie Mills for further details.



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